Tips for Maternity Swimwear

Tips for Maternity SwimwearIf your pregnancy falls during the hot summer months you’re more than likely going to want a bathing suit in order to cool off, but if you’re like most women you might feel a little intimidated by how much your body has changed since last bikini season. Whether you’re in your first trimester or your last, showing off your baby bump is nothing to be ashamed of! There are millions of different types of swimwear to boost your confidence and to help you stay comfortable during your pregnancy. Today we are going to share a few awesome and beautiful styling tips for when you’re picking out your maternity swimsuit!

One Piece

A traditional one piece is great for those looking for a lot of coverage and modesty. A cute one piece can look great on any body type and there are hundreds of different styles to choose from. If you’re looking to accentuate your baby bump, but also want something that will make you look slimmer, a ruched or wrapped bathing suit will do just the thing! The texture from these two will hug your waist and create the perfect bump you’re looking for to show off that cute baby belly of yours while it also creates a slim and chic looking figure! Patterns and colors are great for any bathing suit, but you need to be careful with the one piece. Big poka dots and a thick stripe pattern may make you look bigger than what you really are. If you are going to a pool party or a BBQ this summer, and it’s bathing suit optional, try something fun and grab a one piece with some stylish straps. A few options are a halter top, spaghetti straps, one shoulder strap, or no straps at all!


If you’re still looking for some coverage, but don’t mind showing off your cute bump, a tankini is the perfect option for you! What makes a tankini so great are the bottoms because while you’re stuck with your one piece you can change it up with your tankini! It’s fun to mix and match colors and patterns with clothing, but it’s even better with swimwear. Instead of a basic bikini bottom try out a ruffled bikini or boyshort to spice up your swimwear look. You can do the same with your top. Change it up! Ruched tankini tops work wonderful as well by slimming your shape and showing off your bump. You can also choose the level of modesty you want with your top. There are tons of chic full coverage tops to pick from or try a cute ruffled bikini cup top too.

Two Piece

A two piece bikini is super adorable on a pregnant woman! If you think you’re showing off too much, but still want to rock a two piece at the pool, try a fringe bikini. A fringe top is really cute and it will hang over the top of your belly to hide a little skin. Another option is to choose a sporty look by picking a bikini top with a racer back with either a full chest that will cover your entire chest and neck area, or a half chest top where only your breasts are covered. Full coverage tops are definitely styling this summer so if you’re looking for something less sporty and chic you will most certainly find what you are looking for! And don’t forget about your bottoms! The bottoms to your two piece can be just as fun as the bottoms to your tankini!


Whether you choose between a one piece bikini or a two piece the most important thing to remember is if you are comfortable or not. If you’re uncomfortable in a two piece don’t buy a two piece. Dress for your body and your comfort level! Finding the best option for you is your best bet for staying cool this summer!